A few years back, I got into an online debate with someone over what she insisted was a lack of quality roles for women in Science Fiction and Fantasy television shows. You know what my response was? I remember it perfectly. I said -- exactly -- "There are plenty of great roles being written for women. The problem is that they're all being played by Tatiana Maslany."
Get it? Funny? Right?
Well, she didn't get it, but (again) I thought I was spot on the money. Look at all of the quality roles Maslany played in one single show -- Orphan Black -- and you get my point.
Right? Get it now? Funny, right?
Well, I thought so then, and I still think so now.
But as I always point out, I'm not really a Marvel guy. I don't dislike the properties; rather it's that they just don't connect with me on a personal level the same way many of the DC Comics stuff does. (Don't get me wrong: I still have complaints with a lot of the DC Movies, though I won't go into them now.) Marvel's characters were just crafted with more sass than they were motivation, and -- as a story guy -- I do tend to prefer a different narrative backbone to the stuff that rings my bell.
She-Hulk is a character I've never quite understood, though. Yes, I've always dug it as being a kinda/sorta comic interpretation for the whole Hulk thing, but as a recurring character she just never meant all that much to me. However, I'm a huge fan of Maslany, so I'm definitely far more inclined to check this show out for her participation. The trailer doesn't do much for me -- she comes off more like the female Shrek than she does a bona fide hero here -- but I'll reserve judgment until I see the finished product. Tatiana deserves, at least, that much from a fan.
In any event, trailer is below. You know you want to watch it, so have at it.